What Makes A Good Developer | Graduate Spotlight
Mar 25, 2020
Sean was nervous to learn the new technologies introduced to him in class, but he came to view them as rewarding challenges. His mindset had to shift in order to grow as a programmer. Now, he’s looking for his first job as a full stack developer to continue his journey! Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

No Experience? No Problem! | Graduate Spotlight
Mar 19, 2020
Having never touched a piece of code, Lwam Tekie was always curious about how the website she used at her job worked. This curiosity led to conversations with NSS alumni who inspired her journey into the world of web development. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Finding Your Path | Graduate Spotlight
Mar 11, 2020
Every graduate has a unique story that leads them to a new career in tech. For Web Development Cohort 35 student Lauren Maxwell, it was a journey of trying different career paths that served others and advice from friends that led her to where she is today. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Skills To Get The Job | Graduate Spotlight
Mar 2, 2020
After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science, James McClarty was struggling to find a job. James realized that education alone doesn’t land you a job. “I needed connections, a GitHub page, everything that shows I’m a qualified programmer,” he explained. “I knew I had to find a way to get my foot in the door, so I [could] work in software development professionally.” Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Applications To Bring People Together | Graduate Spotlight
Feb 5, 2020
It didn’t take a classroom for Curtis Crutchfield to start learning software development. At 16, armed only with a computer and a book on game programming in Visual Basic, Curtis attempted to build his first video game. After graduating from college and being an accounting coordinator for three years, Curtis was ready for a change and programming was calling his name. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Ms. Fix-it | Graduate Spotlight
Jan 31, 2020
Kelly Coles had studied Computer Information Systems and Visual Communications at a community college but felt “unprepared to enter the workforce” and now wanted to further her education. As she was considering a Bachelor's degree, she heard about NSS in an unusual way. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Analyzing The Game | Graduate Spotlight
Jan 28, 2020
With his love of learning and longtime interest in data analytics, Sam Lawson knew that his education wouldn’t end with his undergraduate degree in Music Business. The Navy veteran and MTSU alum considered graduate school, but the options didn’t pique his interest or seem particularly useful in the workplace. Then, one of his co-workers told him about Nashville Software School. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Analytics + Data Science

Just Keep Swimming | Graduate Spotlight
Jan 24, 2020
Brantley Jones was at a career crossroads a year ago when he moved to Nashville from Louisiana. A fisheries biologist by trade, he had completed an online course in HTML and CSS, which sparked his interest in a software development career. He shared, “We were planning on moving to Nashville and I started researching the job market up here, I saw that software was pretty much booming.” Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Tech Recruiter And Sales Lead Becomes Web Developer | Graduate Spotlight
Dec 16, 2019
Alex Rumsey was no stranger to the tech world before coming to Nashville Software School (NSS). With experience as a recruiting manager and sales development lead for a local tech start-up, his work put him in regular contact with software developers. Hearing them speak highly of their careers and the opportunities for growth in the field, Alex realized it was time to forge a new path for himself. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Fueling The Community | Graduate Spotlight
Dec 10, 2019
As a digital marketer, Jeff Hill worked closely with development teams and was intrigued by how they brought marketing ideas to life on their website and app. After moving to Nashville, Jeff heard about Nashville Software School (NSS) from several alumni who all said NSS was the “best decision they ever made” to change their career. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

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